U.S. President Donald Trump declined to say today whether he has confidence in Attorney General Bill Barr, who publicly contradicted his claims that the November 3 election was marked by fraud.
“Ask me that in a few weeks from now,” Trump told reporters at the White House when asked if he maintains confidence in Barr.
In an interview this week with the Associated Press, Barr said the Justice Department found no evidence of significant electoral fraud in the presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden.
“So far, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have had a different result in the election,” said Barr.
Barr’s comments confirmed the findings of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. intelligence and independent observers that the 2020 election was, in the language of government officials, “the safest in American history.”
Asked about Barr’s statements, Trump said he “did nothing”.
“He didn’t look,” said Trump. “They didn’t look very hard, which is a disappointment, to be honest with you, because it is a massive fraud.”
Although Trump has repeatedly claimed that the election was marked by fraud, he has provided no credible evidence and several lawsuits brought by his campaign have been rejected.